Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Baltic Sea UFO Search Goes On, OceanX Team Ready to Dive, Video

Swedish Scientist Plan to Dive on the Object in the Baltic Sea Starting 
June 1 for 6-10 Days


Peter Lindberg and Dennis Asberg are about to venture out to what might to the trip of a life time. The group previously called Ocean Explorers Team have been renamed the OceanX Team and call themselves treasure hunters. Their mission is to comb the Baltic Sea wrecks containing alcohol which can then be sold at auction. In 1997, leader Peter Lindberg found the wreck Jonkoping in the Åland archipelago. On board were champagne that has subsequently been sold for millions of dollars. But last year they found something quite different. "Something solid down there", in just days they plan to get some answers.

Last summer, while on a treasure hunt between Sweden and Finland, the pair and their research associates made headlines worldwide with the discovery of a 200 foot highly unusual object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Now a team of oceanographers, engineers and deep sea divers will return to the site Friday, June 1, for a 6 to 10 day trip.

They want to find out once and for all what it really is.

Linderg and Asberg with crew

“We don’t know whether it is a natural phenomenon, or an object,” Lindberg, captain of the Ocean Explorer, told FoxNews.com. “We saw it on sonar when we were searching for a wreck from World War I. This circular object just turned up on the monitor.”
The discovery was a worldwide news event, covered in the popular press, the scientific press and in the blogosphere. Many speculated that the discovery was of a long-lost unidentified flying object (UFO), that crashed into the sea -- evoking Duchovny’s alien-hunting character on the TV show.



Lindberg is clearly aware of the connection: The logo for his “OceanX Team” is clearly meant to evoke the X-Files logo. But is the truth out there this time? He aims to find out.
“We’ll be searching the area in a number of ways,” Lindberg explained. “We’ll use sonar to make 3D images of the bottom, the clay bottom, of that part of the sea. We’ll send down deep-sea divers too. And a camera robot. We’ll also take samples from the sea bed and measure them for toxicities and radiation.”
At this point, Lindberg said, he and his colleagues “don’t know more than anyone else what it is” down there for certain.

But he’s willing to speculate as to the possibilities. The crash debris could be from a meteor, he told FoxNews.com. It could a naturally occurring gas well discovery -- located interestingly enough in international waters, he added. Or, he muses, it could be the remains of a Russian warship from the late 19th century.

“I don’t think it’s an ordinary stone formation, or cargo dropped from a ship,” Lindberg said. “But it can be a lot of things. If it’s not manmade, and was made by another form of intelligent life, it would be very lucky. I’ve never won the lottery before!”His colleague, Dennis Asberg, agreed. “If this were a UFO, that would indeed be a strange thing.” He too speculates that it could be a gas well finding, or the remains of a meteor. “I’m just not sure,” he said. “But we’ll see soon.”
Others claim that the object, located 300 feet beneath the surface of the Baltic Sea, may be a natural formation, or even an emerging volcano.

Earlier this year, Lindberg told the media he thought this discovery might be a “new Stonehenge.”

The Ocean Explorer crew includes 13 researchers, including a sonar expert, and a camera crew from Swedish TV that will document the event. Lindberg said he is in negotiations with Microsoft to see if the event can be carried live on the Internet, from the remote location in international waters via video streaming.

“We’re working with Microsoft on that, but nothing is final yet. Tell them we want to do a deal,” he joked.
The exploration is funded by private investors and bank notes that Ocean Explorer has secured, said Lindberg. The initial discovery of the unidentified sea object was made during a trek to find Swedish commercial ships sunk by the German Navy during World War I last summer.

Lindberg says, "I have no idea what it is, all I know is that I've never seen anything down there that is solid - stone, concrete or steel - and that is completely round.  It is something we have never seen before, this is not soft, says Peter Lindberg." 

They rule out theories that there is a depth bomb or mine from the First World War - or a symmetrical blooms.


It is only a matter of days before we start to get some answers. 



To inject a bit of humor into the Baltic UFO story, here is a very short video


Baltic Sea UFO search continues with the OceanX Team ready to dive, we will keep you posted as this story progresses. Video and pictures will be posted when available. 
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